Nov 6, 2012 9:00am PST
was magnificent and saved us mucho dollars- or shekels, i should say- over there, and may have saved our lives in a couple of instances by knowing where to go. when we were moved through- he knew through networking within his own community where the hot spots are. for instance, one week it was possible to go to bethlehem, which is in palestinian areas, but certain things were happening and he would know a couple days later, "not safe; don't go there." just some really- we got so over into the west bank that we could actually see jordan, and yet we were able to move through communities in the palestinian territories with all the machine guns and those things you've seen- you know, the towers and the places where the palestinians are stopping- we managed to move through those kinds of tense situations with minimum hassle. so i'm very glad to be back and alive. but the key thing is what we were able to accomplish. with our incredible contacts, we went directly to nazareth. and actually, networking is an amazing thing, because the local episcopal priest in mccomb, of all places, mccomb, illinois,
Nov 6, 2012 8:00am PST
the street was a guy that used to fix his car all the time. and he was a little older than us. and he kinda taught us kids a lot of things. and he'll be fixing the car and be under there doing electrical work and everything. and i noticed that what he'd do is he'd put his hand behind his back when he's kinda fooling around. there's a coil in there, high voltage, more than a thousand volts, coil, induction coil, okay? and what he do, he fooling around with that. he makes sure one hand behind here. "hey, hey, jack, how come you put your hand behind there, man?" he said, "i put my hand behind here, "because i don't wanna touch a high voltage, "and have my other hand over here on the car "'cause then the voltage would between this hand and this hand." and guess what's in between? begin with h. - end with eart. heart. try it. your heart. and how many say, "oh, i like to have current flowing through my heart? who? come on, no way. you don't want the current to go through your heart. that's the worst thing. and so as long as he touches like this, then the current might go from here... [whistles] .
Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
important in greek culture, celebrate. >> all right, my friends, some relatives, friends, all of us come this country with about-- with nothing. so god help us. all of us have been working hard and doing things. today for me is the big day in celebrate the stama wine. it bring back the name where i come from. >> family, i feel, is the most important thing. without family, you really don't have anything at all. working with my father, i must say that i've been raised as an only child, no brothers, no sisters. my father not only is my friend, but he's my brother, too, and my father. and everything i know today and everything i have to thank for is because of my father. >> when i look him, i think i look on my father, because he's got his name. and i been very happy, and i hope everyone family, father, son, work together. >> kokkari is where the "san francisco chronicle" calls greek food "elevated to an art form." getting their wine on the list here and at their sister restaurant evvia in san jose shows stama wine has made it. the family gathered to celebrate this achievement, understanding
Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
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